Various Artists - Roadrunner Roadrage 2007
Another year means another Roadrage DVD. This is already the sixth edition of what has become a nice annual gesture by Roadrunner Records. And I still dig it! The good thing is; there are even more videos on this one than on last year’s edition.
Like the previous editions this DVD contains some of RR’s greatest artists, known by everybody for their extreme, beautiful or devastating music. But of course there is also some space for up and coming bands like Black Stone Cherry and our Dutch pride – for some – Delain. But what to think of bands like Megadeth and Dream Theater, both great names that were added to the RR roster earlier this year. Add up some, to me, unknown acts like Delight and Madina Lake and it seems like this DVD has become even more diverse than ever!
Some of my favorites on this DVD are Stone Sour’s ‘Through Glass’ for its original approach, 3IOB’s ‘The Goatriders Horde’ for it’s always great to see this Neanderthal sing with such a high voice, Satyricon’s ‘The Pentagram Burns’ for the fact the vocalist Satyr can look so scary, even on screen and Black Label Society’s ‘Concrete Jungle’ among others.
Still there are (again) two things that slightly bother me. The first being censured videos like for example in Stone Sour’s ‘Sillyworld’, why can’t you just say “your ass”? That’s not shocking is it? And the second being videos that are actually different from the original song. Like in Killswitch Engage’s ‘My Curse’. That’s really a shame ‘cause I think every fan would like to see the original and – in this case – better song of the two.
All in all this edition once again became a nice addition to the entire collection. Fans will probably buy this anyway and those who don’t, well…they don’t. On to the 2008 edition!
01. Stone Sour – Made Of Scars
02. Stone Sour – Sillyworld
03. Stone Sour – Through Glass
04. Killswitch Engage – My Curse
05. Killswitch Engage – The Arms Of Sorrow
06. Trivium – Anthem (We Are The Fire)
07. Trivium – Entrance Of The Conflagration
08. Trivium – The Rising
09. Machine Head – Aesthetics Of Hate
10. Dream Theater – Constant Motion
11. Megadeth – A Tout Le Monde
12. Slipknot – The Blister Exists (Live)
13. Porcupine Tree – Fear Of A Blank Planet
14. Pain – Zombie Slam
15. Still Remains – Stay Captive
16. Devildriver – Not All Who Wander Are Lost
17. Madina Lake – House Of Cards
18. Madina Lake – Here I Stand
19. Cradle Of Filth – Temptation
20. Shadows Fall – Redemption
21. Sanctity – Beneath The Machine
22. Daath – Subterfuge
23. 3 Inches Of Blood – The Goatriders Horde
24. Satyricon – The Pentagram Burns
25. Black Stone Cherry – Lonely Train
26. Black Stone Cherry – Hell & High Water
27. Caliban – I Will Never Let You Down
28. Black Label Society – Concrete Jungle
29. Black Label Society – Blood Is Thicker Than Water
30. Hatebreed – Defeatist
31. Nickelback – Savin’ Me
32. Nickelback – If Everyone Cared
33. Delain – Frozen
34. Delight – Divided